East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Eat Drink Savour Repeat

Shhhhh. The secret is out, East Gippsland is topping the list for a foodies escape. Maybe it’s the off-the-wharf catch of the day or the sunset vista from a cellar door? Maybe it’s the country pub fair or the chic coffee counters? Or maybe it’s the ever changing menus using the freshest weekly pick? Whatever it is, don’t wait another day to indulge. 

Try Lindenow's Long Paddock for the delicious cakes and top-notch country cooking with a city-style flair, Bairnsdale's Northern Ground for local produce with a touch of the UK's North from chef Rob Turner. Albert & Co in Lakes Entrance is the place to be for brunch, showcasing local produce overlooking the Gippsland Lakes.

Looking to try seafood while you're in the Gippsland Lakes?  Try Paynesville's hatted restaurant Sardine with chef Mark Briggs at the helm for fresh seafood like you've never seen before or Lakes Entrance's Sodafish - also a hatted restaurant with chef Nick Mahlook, focussing on seafood metres rather than miles.    
Looking for more pub fare? Bairnsdale has some great options with the Grand Terminus, Main Hotel and Mitchell River Tavern serving up fresh, local produce, as well as traditional pub fare. Also try Metung Hotel, Kalimna Hotel, Marlo Hotel, Mallacoota Hotel and Central Hotel in Lakes Entrance for some of the best views you'll get in the country!